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Old 10-31-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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knitting on dpns
I just downloaded knitpicks free pattern for twirl top stockings, and I'd like to make a few for christmas, but I've never knitted on dpn's before. Does anyone know a good resource for learning how to knit on dpn's?
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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It's here on Amy's sight. It's not hard after you get used to it.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:15 AM   #3
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That's what I used to learn too. Just remember the first row is the hardest, and it only gets easier after that. The first few rows are always awkward, but after that you're sailing.
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Knitting on dps in pretty much the same as knitting in rounds on a circular needle, except that the stitches are divided among several needles,forming a broken circle.

Consult any of the good, standard knitting references for details.
In Vogue Knitting, directions and good pictures are on page 78.

I differ with Vogue on one point however (pun intended). It shows the stitches divided onto three needles and knitted off with a fourth. For socks, it's much easier to put the stitches on four needles and knit them with a fifth. (dpns come in sets of either four or five needles; buy the ones with five -- even if you don't use the fifth right away, you're bound to lose or break one.) There's less tension stitches at the ends of the needles and less likelihood of vertical "ladders" in those areas.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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Thanks! I just watched Amy's video and it seems doable. Now I just have to wait until I get my needles and yarn :o)
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:15 PM   #6
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I much prefer to knit socks using 2 circular needles so if the dpns don't work for you try 2 circs. Some people also like Magic Loop for socks.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:18 PM   #7
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With dpns, it is awkward at first and I find that regardless - no matter how experienced you are - dpns is tricky for the first few rounds. Once you get a good half inch or so done it get a lot easier. So if it seems impossible at first, keep plugging away at it because it will get better.
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